Getting the Last Word

If you are younger than the traditional retirement age of 65, the notion of an obituary might be strange, morbidly strange. But if you are 70 years of age and beyond end-of-life stuff like wills and trusts, yes, even what will be included in your obituary is a natural part of preparing for the inevitable. […] Read more »

Peter Michael Martin ‘Close to Home’

Local Mattapoisett artist Peter Michael Martin has been exploring and expressing his artistic capabilities for a long time. Yet he never ceases to bring forth fresh perspectives on well-known themes or new themes heretofore never seen. He finds inspiration everywhere with one idea followed by another and then another until a fully explored concept is […] Read more »

Fresnel’s Lens Still Sheds Light

At the beginning of the 18th century, the basic design of lighthouse beacons was perfected by the French inventor Augustine Fresnel.             In his research, Fresnel deducted that the power for electric light was pure energy sent out in waves through the air. He experimented with three types of light prisms to effectively focus their […] Read more »

Upper Cape Students Build Canopy

            The sound of nails being hammered and the smell of freshly sawn wood permeated the air on September 16, as students from Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School in Bourne continued their in-field carpentry education led by instructor Andrew MacLeod at the Cushing Community Center in Marion.             MacLeod, who previously owned a construction […] Read more »

Mobilizing for Regional Response

            On Tuesday, a group of some 25 first responders from Fairhaven and Mattapoisett along with representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, Nuka Research and Planning Group and Moran Environmental Recovery gathered in the Mattapoisett Fire Department training room to learn about the latest techniques and equipment available when facing a hazardous waterside spill.             […] Read more »

MAC Members Exhibit Par Excellence

You’d have to travel pretty darn far to find an art exhibit of the caliber now on display at the Marion Art Center. There are 99, yes, 99 pieces of visual art in this Members Show, including one located in the window of the historic Marion General Store. Don’t worry that your brain will be […] Read more »

Fifty Years of Service and Counting

            On September 10, the Mattapoisett Council on Aging held a grand lawn party in celebration of the COA’s 50-year anniversary. The weather was a perfect combination of late-summer warmth and refreshing sea breezes, as visitors learned about the extensive programs and services available to seniors and their caregivers.             On hand to celebrate the […] Read more »

New Leaders for a New Year

            The 2022-23 school year has kicked off in the Tri-Towns, with a few new faces among educational staff. After Mattapoisett Schools Principal Rose Bowman retired this year, there was the question of how best to replace her.             Bowman had presided over Center School while working in coalition with Kevin Tavares, then assistant principal […] Read more »

Taking Flight in 1957

            In 1957, I entered the first grade at Sippican Elementary School. It was about a mile away from the home my parents owned, a small, shingled cottage near the intersection of Route 6 and Spring Street.             Excitement had been building all summer as my mother ordered my school clothes from the Sears and […] Read more »

ORRHS Students Earn Honors through College Board Advanced Placement Program

            Superintendent Michael S. Nelson, Principal Michael Devoll and Guidance Director Lauren Millette are pleased to share that 16 Old Rochester Regional High School students received honors from the College Board Advanced Placement Program for the 2021-22 school year.             Two students received the AP Capstone Diploma and 14 students were awarded the AP Seminar […] Read more »